My favorite food guru is Mark Bittman of The New York Times who goes by the moniker The Minimalist. Heís not a professional chef, just someone who loves good food and has figured out that itís not all that difficult to make.
Mark has some famous chef friends, among them, Jean-Georges Vongerichten who owns a number of top restaurants around the world. When Mark was at one of them recently, Spice Market, he ordered fried rice and realized it was the best fried rice he had ever tasted. Mark talked to Jean-Georges and found out how it was done.
Here he is in his kitchen showing you what he learned. Itís actually pretty easy, but it is probably unlike any fried rice youíve ever had before. If you like fried rice, youíll enjoy watching Mark Bittman go through the motions with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. At the end, he puts an egg on top but if you are a vegan Iím sure youíll enjoy it just as much “naked.”
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